Day in history for September 1, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
All those who want small flags for decorating their teams on Sept. 6 for the Democratic Rally can now get them at The Argus office. Price, 20 cents each, or six for a dollar.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The party at the home of J.H. Adler of the firm of Kohn and Adler, in honor of the double betrothel of Louis Kohn and Miss Rena Mosenfelder and Isaac Rosenfield and Miss Lizzie Adler, was one of the social events of the season.

1906 -- 100 years ago
''The Minister's Son'' will open the season at the Illinois Theater tomorrow night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Miss Ruth L. Pearson, now dean of women at Augustana College, and the Rev. Conrad Bergendoff, new dean of the theological seminary, have arrived in Rock Island in preparation for the opening of school, Sept. 8.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island County officials plan a court fight to shut down the Tri-City Rendering Works, near Coal Valley, which they blame for water pollution that has killed fish in Rock River.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The lure of travel and an interest in history and politics has drawn Helen Johnson, Moline, a retired teacher, to adventures in 56 countries. Most interesting to her are the observations and insights she has gained into different cultures, things not mentioned in tour booklets.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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